Posts Tagged ‘Electronica’

LYVES – ” Darkest Hour “

Posted: March 7, 2016 in MUSIC
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It’s been some time since we last heard the commanding sounds of London-based singer-songwriter Lyves and it was the last single Shelter which was released back in February that had us enthralled. The radio silence is with good reason, though, as she has spent the last few months writing and recording her debut EP, and we are excited to premiere the first official single from it, “Darkest Hour”. Fans of Lyves’ previous efforts will instantly gravitate towards this new one, as it showcases all the strengths depicted in her previous releases, albeit, this time, with a much sharper edge. Each intricate, reverbed note plays beautifully with the sharp percussion to develop an intriguing atmosphere, and it’s one that does not detract one bit from Lyves’ arresting vocal take. We look forward to hearing what other efforts Lyves has in store when her debut EP is released, and we’ll be sure to keep this one close by until that time arrives.



Arctic Lake are wistful swirls of electronics washing gently over you and ebbing guitars cushioning your inevitable swoon from all the loveliness. Emma Foster’s vocals are a soft whisper in the ear as you wander these muted soundscapes of their creation. The music is cool and soothing, a late night of candles and solitude, relaxation and recharging.

Formed in Lancashire but based in London (where they have been finishing off their University studies) the trio have already been playlisted on Radio One and gushed over by countless blogs. So far we’ve been treated to just the three tracks but with education finished (for now) we’re hoping to hear a lot more from them in the coming year.



Soaring euphoric new wave synth pop at its best from Birmingham’s Victories At Sea Their debut album Everything Forever deals with Love, loss, loneliness and dreams of escape and it’s an album that grabs life by the lapels and embraces its beauty and urges us to seize the day, and not to give up. A glorious fusion of evocative, heartfelt indie/electro and dance from an incredibly accomplished debut which for some reason puts us in mind of this quote – “you can live your lives or your fears, and that it is always wiser to live your lives.”


DOOMSQUAD is a Toronto-based experimental trio formed by Trevor, Jaclyn and Allie Blumas. Self-described as less of a band than an “art project,” their musical creations tend to veer to the abstract, psychedelic and ominous. The group released Pageantry Suite on May 19, which will be sampled as they play dates across North America this summer. Lookout for this band in 2016

“What If” is the latest video from The Kite String Tangle. The single is off The Kite String Tangle’s debut EP “Vessel”.  After the success of its first single, you’d be hard pressed to find a more anticipated record than The Kite String Tangle’s debut EP Vessel. With “Given the Chance” catapulting the project of Brisbane’s Danny Harley to heights even he could not have anticipated, his growing legion of fans will now be treated to an extended view of the undeniable talent’s work.

The anticipation we now see speaks volumes about the incredible rise Harley’s career has taken, and also the ascending trajectory it will undoubtedly continue on. The past 12 months has seen peak after peak, with “Given the Chance” amassing well over 1 million Soundcloud plays.

He’s grown as a live performer too, with two sold-out national tours slotting in between appearances at Byron’s Falls Festival and the Groovin the Moo Tour seeing fans flock in their thousands to experience his captivating live show. This year also saw him take the US by storm, playing a number of showcases at the highly-regarded SxSW before dropping in for a guest appearance at the star-studded Coachella Festival.

Amidst this unbelievably demanding schedule, Harley has managed to put the finishing touches on his debut record, with Vessel showing all his early promise was far from a flash in the pan. Current single “Arcadia” again displays Harley’s ability to produce delicate electro-pop, which explores his own feelings of nostalgia and introspection in a way that will reach all music lovers.

What makes The Kite String Tangle phenomenon even more impressive is the fact that it’s entirely his own design, operating as a unique triple- threat in today’s industry as a singer/songwriter/producer. From the playful “Stone Cold” (featuring Vocalist Tiana Khasi) to the driving synth-wave epic “What’s the Point”, the EP flows effortlessly from the start, with each track a carefully crafted musical gem in its own right.

This is a truly special collection of music from an artist clearly at the peak of their powers. The anticipation has not been for nothing, The Kite String Tangle is here to stay.


The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based Indie / Electro  band who’s output ranges from insanely catchy upbeat indie to  angry, introspective downbeat ballads.  The Slow Readers Club are a  four piece who specialise in dark and brooding indie electro. Their music has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and The National.

Their last three singles have enjoyed airplay on BBC 6 Music and XFM (featured twice as XFMs shock of the new) with the latest single Forever In Your Debt also featured in the top 5 singles of the week.

The Slow Readers Club have been getting rave reviews for their live shows, highlights in 2014 including a sold out show at Manchester’s Night and Day, Tramlines Festival, Party in the Pines and Blackthorn Festival (including support slots with ‘Catfish & The Bottlemen’, ‘The Struts’, ‘Reverend and the Makers’ and ‘The Sunshine Underground’ )


Jillian Rose Banks , known simply as Banks (often stylized as BANKS), is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She releases music under Harvest Records, Good Years Recordings and IAMSOUND Records imprints of the major label Universal Music Group. Banks’ sound has been described as dark R&B and compared to The Weeknd and Aaliyah, although she cites Lauryn Hill and Fiona Apple as her biggest influences. She says that music helps her release her emotions and for that reason kept her music private while she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her vocals have frequently been described as “Aaliyah-like”, in addition to Billboard noting that “her rhapsodic voice possesses a frail vulnerability and recalls singers like Feist and Erykah Badu.

She has toured internationally with The Weeknd and was nominated for the Sound of 2014 award by the BBC and an MTV Brand New Nominee in 2014. On May 3, 2014, Banks was dubbed as an “Artist to Watch”


BANKS – ” Bedroom Wall “

Posted: March 16, 2015 in MUSIC
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One of the best albums of 2014,
Jillian Rose relays Banks (Projects) more than some people will ever comprehend of the trauma’s and emotions that females go through in the twisted paths that we face in most modern day relationships,
Listen to the Album and then put the tracks in order and you will feel like it’s something you can correlate your emotions to not just an individual song, as for her voice you will hear the anger, pain and the heart felt sorrow from every song in the album it cut’s whilst also striking a nerve at the same time and to be honest there isn’t that many artists of the new era that purge this much emotion whilst keeping it real


BANKS – ” Drowning “

Posted: March 15, 2015 in MUSIC
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The third single from Banks’ debut album “Goddess.” In this song, Banks laments the energy and effort she put into a relationship with a narcissistic person who took her for granted. She also explains that the relationship is “drowning” her as she continually fights to salvage the wreckage.


This Gainesville, Fla., band sits precisely at the intersection of what the genre police would call “indie rock” and “electronica.” As Hundred Waters has gained fame since the release of its first album two years ago, the quartet’s tour pairings have reflected its ability to win equal appreciation from music-hungry festival goers of different tastes. Two years ago, they were out with Skrillex, and they just wrapped a fall tour with Interpol. Though the record in no way sounds distinctly Southern, Hundred Waters do show their Central Florida roots a bit on the first cut of “The Moon Rang Like a Bell”: “Show Me Love.” You hear the multi-tracked voice of lead vocalist Nicole Miglis singing harmony with herself and delivering lines like “Don’t let me show cruelty, though I may make mistakes / Don’t let me show ugliness, though I know I can hate.” The whole thing rings like a hymn and serves as a fine beginning to a hypnotic electronic record.


Hundred Waters are wrapping up their tour with singer songwriter Mitski playing shows in their former Florida home this weekend the band have recently relocated to Los Angeles but are finishing in Austin for a couple appearances at SXSW,